TimesJobs Launches GlobalConnect!

October 30, 2009

Isn’t it so nice to get unexpected surprises? Well, TimesJobs has a couple brand new tidbits just for you our faithful candidates! Brace yourself!

global_connect-logo-v02-2For the first time in India, TimesJobs.com launches GlobalConnect that allows candidates to connect their social media links to their resume. With TimesJobs GlobalConnect, users will now have the option to link their professional online identities and work to their TimesJobs.com resume.

The concept behind this new feature is that a candidate can link their chat ID’s, work samples, professional profiles, etc, and by viewing the candidate’s GlobalConnect profile, a recruiter will be fully informed of the candidate’s strengths and achievements before they contact them for future interviews, thus reducing the interview time by half.

With GlobalConnect on TimesJobs, candidates can project to potential employers a comprehensive resume which – apart from the TimesJobs resume – will also intelligently put his profile and work from sites like Linkedin, PeerPower, Blogs, Slideshare , YouTube, Google docs etc, on the same platform.

Here’s the list of all the fun and effective ways in which you can now job hunt:

Connect Via Chat

Connect Via ChatYou can now chat with recruiters directly by simply adding your Gtalk, Yahoo, MSN, ICQ, AIM, and Skype to your TimesJobs GlobalConnect profile.
Adding your messenger ID to your profile also allows you to cut your future in-person interview in half. This is because when you add your messenger ID, it allows recruiters to directly chat with you online while they view your resume. Cool, huh? Ready for surprise #2?

Link A Site

Link A SiteHave you been safekeeping a professional Linkedin and/ or PeerPower profile just because you didn’t know where to link it so that recruiters could check it out before they contact you? You can now link it up to your very own TimesJobs resume! You can even add your professional blog and/ or the websites of the companies you have worked for or contributed toward.
This is an important feature through which recruiters can view samples of your work, and see what you are like professionally. Of course, you want to make sure that ‘the story’ a recruiter puts together from viewing your profile is as up-to-date as possible.

Showcase Your Work

Showcase Your WorkYou can also add Youtube videos, Slideshare and Google Docs! Any videos you add should be strictly professional though, as you want to show recruiters what you can do professionally. They aren’t hiring you for the front lawn you tended to last weekend.
It can be any type of samples of your work, a video resume, a voice clip (if you’re looking for a voice-centered job), seminars you conducted, conferences you participated in, etc. Be creative, but don’t forget to keep it professional.

With these brand-new TimesJobs features, you can professionally connect to recruiters and allow them view your professional profile without leaving your workplace for a minute! Allow them to get an idea of who you are and what you can do before your interview call.


Are BPOs still a good career-choice?

October 14, 2009

Talking on the topic of the BPOs current popularity and success rate in the market today, Suryaprakash Kukyan, the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at OPI Global, hosted a High Tea session with TimesJobs candidates. Some highlights of his opinion and advice include:

“I would say BPO is a stable industry to work with not just in India but globally where such services are provided. Even when the global economy was on a down trend BPO industry did grow. So this industry is here to stay.”

“Attrition itself tells us that there are opportunities in the market and in a global recesion the first thing that comes to mind of a CEO is to manage cost and that is where the additional work comes to countries where we can deliver cost effective and quality solution. Therefore recession cannot be the reason for some one to take back the work.”

“Obama’s statement will definitely have some impact from the company’s who have taken stimulus money from the government, otherwise if you remember even five years back same topic was raised and the politician made the same statement we have grown multifold in outsourcing opportunities. Therefore it is not a threat.”

“BPO jobs are not going out of style. BPO industry is here to stay and if make a educated decision on what type of a BPO sector you want to join then you can easily have a career growth.” To read the full transcripts of the chat session, click here.

Are BPO jobs still career-worthy?

October 7, 2009

Are the latest rumors true? Are BPO’s really going out of style? Or is it all just a farce, when really, they’re doing better than ever? Has Obama’s rise in power meant that outsourcing to India was cut back considerably? Has his move to create more jobs for resident Americans done irreparable damage to the BPO industry of Southeast Asia?

Job Alert

To find out more, catch a High Tea Session with Mr. Suryaprakash Kukyan, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, OPI Global!

He will be live on chat to answer your questions on 7th October, 2009, between 3:00 PM & 4: 00 PM.

The high tea sessions have been met with smashing success on the TimesJobs site. Both recruiters and candidates alike have been flocking to hear the news and views of guest speakers on the site.

You can also click here to see the transcripts of our previous High Tea sessions.

TimesJobs partners with RAI to make a retail job portal

October 1, 2009

In conjunction with TimesJobs.com, Retailers Association of India (RAI) launched RAI.TimesJobs.com. Focused solely on the retail industry, this online job portal will be promoted actively among the 400+ members it has. This portal is expected to aid those in this industry – both employers and jobseekers – to efficiently recruit/ get recruited in a time-saving, low-cost way.

R Sundar, CEO, Times Business Solutions, has said, “This partnership is the beginning of a long and flourishing relationship between the country’s leading retailers’ body – RAI and TimesJobs.com.” Kumar Rajagopalan, CEO, RAI, has added, “We are proud to be associated with TimesJobs.com and are sure that RAI’s alliance with India’s premier recruitment portal will provide tremendous value to our member companies.”